Category: News

Questions But No Answers

By Kip Tabb Standing in for NCDOT Jerry Jennings, NCDOT Division Engineer, Barry Hobbs, Project Manager for the department, presented an update on critical Outer Banks highway projects at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon...

Lowe’s Barrier at 1st Street to Be Improved

By Kip Tabb –  Sometimes the standards of engineering and design work . . . other times they don’t. That seems to be the case with the median barrier being removed from the Bypass...

Saying Goodbye to 2012

By Kip Tabb –  2012 has come and gone, and like most things it was a bit of a mixed bag. Overall, it was a pretty good year—we welcomed record a number of visitors,...

Open all Night at Winks in Kitty Hawk

By Ann and Danny Greeson –   Winks is a neighborhood grocery store that is a Kitty Hawk landmark—and one of a number of buildings along the Beach Road that paints a picture of...

Thoughts on Hurricane Sandy

By Kip Tabb –  Monday morning, October 29th, started with a call from Cathy Baldwin, publisher of the North Beach Sun, asking me to get to the office as soon as possible: “The tide’s...

Andy Griffith Passes Away

By Kip Tabb –  There was always a certain amount of pride in knowing that Andy Griffith made the Outer Banks his home. It was pride that was never publicly acknowledged since everyone who...

Park Service Opposition to ORV Interim Plan Comes Under Fire

By Kip Tabb –  Yesterday’s hearing on Senate Bill S2372 generated surprising fireworks. The legislation, entitled “A Bill to Authorize Pedestrian and Motorized Vehicular Access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area”, would overturn...